Update on the Australian Curriculum

January 16, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Australian Curriculum: The Arts

April 2013

Australian Curriculum: The Arts

The Melbourne Declaration identifies eight learning areas including: The Arts (performing and visual)

Curriculum development phases

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3



Health and Physical Education




The Arts

Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship



Consultation timeline

September 2012

July-August 2012 DEC consultation on draft curriculum. Focus groups video conferences. July 2012 Draft of Australian Curriculum: The Arts F-10 available for consultation

ACARA consultation concludes 23 September

May 2013 ACARA plans to publish the Australian Curriculum: The Arts

Development process for Phase 1 subjects

Australian curriculum

NSW syllabus development


Implementation • NSW has made no commitment to implementation of the Australian Curriculum for arts subjects. • The Board of Studies will follow its regular cycle of curriculum evaluation and review which will identify priorities for curriculum renewal. When a current syllabus or learning area is identified for renewal the Board will take the opportunity to incorporate Australian curriculum content. • In all cases, all schools are required to implement current approved NSW Syllabuses until otherwise advised by the Board.

Organisation of the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum: The Arts • • • •

is being developed for F-10 is described in bands of year levels not Stages has content descriptions not outcomes has content elaborations not ‘learn to’ and ‘learn about’.

Organisation of the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum: The Arts comprises five subjects: • • • • •

Dance Drama Media Arts Music Visual Arts.

Organisation of the Australian Curriculum

Each subject is presented through two interrelated strands: • Making – using processes, techniques, knowledge and skills to make art works • Responding – exploring, responding to, analysing and interpreting art works.

Organisation of the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum: The Arts proposes: • F-6 opportunities to learn in five Arts subjects • Years 7-8 opportunities to learn in one or more Arts subjects • Years 9-10 opportunities to specialise in one or more Arts subjects.

Organisation of the Australian Curriculum

Mandatory hours The draft curriculum does not specify hours for each Arts subject.

Time allocations will be determined by the relevant education authorities in each state or territory.

General capabilities

Information and communication technology (ICT) competence

Critical and creative thinking Ethical behaviour Literacy

Intercultural understanding

Numeracy Personal and social competence

Cross-curriculum priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia


Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts

• • • • •

Rationale Aims Learning in… Band descriptions Content descriptions specifying what teachers are expected to teach (mandatory)

• Elaborations examples that illustrate each content description (non-mandatory)

• Achievement standards statements of the learning typically expected of students for that band.

Department of Education and Communities


Board of Studies NSW

Contact details

Margaret Bradley Creative Arts Advisor Early Learning and Primary Education – Learning and Leadership e: [email protected] Rach Kirsten Creative Arts Advisor Secondary Education – Learning and Leadership e: [email protected] Department of Education and Communities Level 3, Oxford Street DARLINGHURST NSW 2010

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